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5 Standouts from Bucs vs. Bears

A few players who impressed in the Buccaneers' Week 10 victory over the Bears.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 10 matchup with the Bears.

1. QB Jameis Winston
Winston completed 23 of 33 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns, earning a passer rating of 107.1 in the process. Winston was particularly successful connecting on the deep ball, hitting Freddie Martino for a 43-yard score and connected with Mike Evans on what was the top play of the day. Winston eluded nearly the Bears' entire defense and heaving a pass downfield toward Evans, who caught the ball at midfield.


  1. TE Cam Brate**
    Brate was the Bucs' leading receiver, catching seven passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. He caught the ball every time he was targeted and averaged 12 yards per reception. Brate's seven catches and 84 yards were both career-highs for the third-year pro.

3. S Chris Conte
Conte was one of the Bucs' top defensive performers against the Bears, whom he began his career with in 2011. Conte led the Buccaneers with seven tackles along with returning an interception for a touchdown. Conte played in Chicago from 2011 to 2014 before arriving in Tampa last spring. 


  1. DE Robert Ayers**
    The Buccaneers' pass-rush is noticeably different when Ayers is on the field. He was sidelined with an ankle injury earlier in the year, but has fully recovered and appears to have not missed a step. Ayers led the Buccaneers in sacks with 1.5, including stripping Cutler in the end zone, ultimately resulting in a safety.

5.  DE Noah Spence
Spence was the fifth defensive end taken in this year's draft, falling to the Buccaneers in the second round. He has proven to be one of the league's most productive rookies, though, picking up his fourth sack on Sunday against the Bears. At the time the Bucs' Week 10 game ended, Spence was tied for the league-led for sacks among rookies. Spence, like Ayers, forced a fumble on his sack. 

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